[B-Greek] question for the LXX experts

James Spinti JSpinti at Eisenbrauns.com
Wed Jul 18 14:17:58 EDT 2007

You would probably be best asking this question on the LXX list:


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: b-greek-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org 
> [mailto:b-greek-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Ken Penner
> Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 2:14 PM
> To: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [B-Greek] question for the LXX experts
> Just to clarify, there are Greek translations of scripture 
> among the Qumran fragments.
> 4Q119-122 (Lev, Num, Deut) and 7Q1 (Exod).
> The questions of what constitutes LXX accuracy and what is 
> "the text(s) we have currently" are best left off this list
> Ken
> > > Which version of the LXX is most accurate according  to the   
> > > original  books of the Torah that were translated bce, and what 
> > > differences were there in the LXX Qumran fragments versus the text
> > > (s) that we have currently?
> > 
> > This is not really a question about the Greek Biblical text 
> > as such, and it involves a questionable assumption that the 
> > Hebrew text translated by the LXX translators was identical 
> > with the Hebrew Masoretic text of the 9th c. C.E. Moreover, 
> > I'm not familiar (although I may well be wrong) with any LXX 
> > fragments in the Qumran texts.
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